Phonics Programme

About the Phonics Programme

This Department of Education SSIF funded project aims to improve pupils’ mastery of basic phonic knowledge to develop speed and fluency so that the children become confident, mature readers with a passion for reading. The schools in our programme will develop a high level of expertise through the training of 54 Phonics Champion Teachers and 54 Phonics Champion Teaching Assistants. We have also recruited 22 Phonics Specialist Leaders of Education to work with the individual schools, ensuring high levels of school to school support.

It is our intention that all of the training modules and resources that are developed will be made available to supported schools and schools from outside the programme through this website. If you would like to access these resources please contact us directly.

Our partners in this programme are:

This programme covers a wide geographical area. We are working with schools in Wiltshire, Swindon, South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and Northeast Somerset, liaising closely with the local authorities in these areas.

Our 5 hubs are:

  • Excalibur TSA – North Wiltshire Hub
  • Pickwick Learning Corsham – West Wiltshire Hub
  • Pickwick Learning Salisbury – South Wiltshire Hub
  • Nexus – South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and Northeast Somerset Hub
  • Swindon Teaching School – Swindon Hub

The programme also offers the opportunity for some of our participants to study for a fully funded Masters Module with Bath Spa University or undertake HLTA training.